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Age-specific overall risk of breast, ovarian cancer among women with BRCA1/2 genetic mutations
Researchers conducted an analysis that included nearly 10,000 women with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutations to estimate the age-specific risk of breast or ovarian cancer for women with these mutations, according to a study.
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| Categories: | Tags: Breast cancer, oncology, cancer, tumors, mammary glands | Comments: (0) | View Count: (620)
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Dads' Caregiving Tied to Kids' Obesity Risk

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Dads' Caregiving Tied to Kids' Obesity Risk
When dads put in more time, kids may be less obese
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A Tiny Tweak to Gut Bacteria Can Extend an Animal’s Life
Slowing down the aging process might be possible one day with supplements derived from gut bacteria. Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have identified bacterial genes and compounds that extend the life of and also slow down the progression of tumors and the accumulation of amyloid-beta, a compound associated with Alzheimer’s disease, in the laboratory worm C. elegans.
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| Categories: | Tags: Microbiome, intestine, collagen acid | Comments: (0) | View Count: (686)
Engineered algae puts half of its carbon into fats for biofuels
Dropping the activity of a single gene redirects the organism’s energy to fat.
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| Categories: | Tags: Biofuels, genetics, genome modification, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, CRISPR, CRISPR/Cas9 | Comments: (0) | View Count: (615)
Molecules with potential against HIV produced by scientsts
As the HIV/AIDS epidemic approaches its fourth decade, each year brings promising news of pioneering research to alleviate the scourge. Now scientists report a rapid method to access new molecules that could inhibit the virus that causes AIDS.
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Scientists a step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B
A major new insight into how hepatitis B virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide, report scientists.
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Mutation of growth hormone receptor gene in men found to lengthen lifespan
A team of researchers with member affiliations in the U.S., France and Israel has found that a mutation in a growth hormone receptor gene can make some men live longer
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How Cells Combat Chromosome Imbalance

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How Cells Combat Chromosome Imbalance
For the first time, MIT biologists have now identified a mechanism that the immune system uses to eliminate these genetically imbalanced cells from the body. Almost immediately after gaining or losing chromosomes, cells send out signals that recruit immune cells called natural killer cells, which destroy the abnormal cells.
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| Categories: | Tags: рак, онкология, генетика, кариотип, анеуплодия | Comments: (0) | View Count: (655)
CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing reverses Huntington's in mouse model
Disrupting a problematic gene in brain cells can reverse Huntington's disease pathology and motor symptoms in a mouse model of the inherited neurological disorder
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| Categories: | Tags: Genetics, genome modification, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, CRISPR, CRISPR/Cas9, Huntington's disease | Comments: (0) | View Count: (699)
China sides with Emmanulle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna in CRISPR patent war
Continuing the patent dispute internationally, China has now given the Charpentier/Doudna side a patent to edit genes in the country.
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